Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer
On April 5, 2004 The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, "A Muslim advocacy group opened a Cincinnati office on Sunday at a reception that drew about 60 people from a variety of faiths, and even no faith. Edwin Kagin, an official with the national American Atheist Center, drove from Union, Ky., to the open house to support the Council on American-Islamic Relations' effort. 'Everybody needs to get along,' said his wife, Helen. Officials with the council, a social and political activist group based in Washington, D.C., agree. Karen Dabdoub, formerly director of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester, left that post a few weeks ago to lead the American-Islamic Council's third office in Ohio. The other two are in Columbus, with about 30,000 Muslims, and Cleveland, with about 45,000, according to the council. Of the more than150,000 Muslims in Ohio, about 15,000 live in Greater Cincinnati."